Irish Showbands and Beat-Groups Bandwagons (1)
If you were a punter in the '60s, you will remember the bandwagon rolling into town in the afternoon of the dance in the local ballroom or marquee; if you were a band-member you will remember the bumpy, pot-holed roads, the snatched 15 minutes of sleep, the heater breaking down in the middle of Winter, the sheet of plywood separating the gear from the seats and the hierarchy of who-sat-where! Not many bands included their trusty old Morris, Bedford, Commer or Transit in their photos but here are some that I have collected over the years.
The Barristers from Derry in their luxury bandwagon. Like many of their contemporaries, Waterford's Blue Aces travelled in a VW Minibus.
The Boston Stompers with what looks like a Morris bus. The Carlton Showband pictured with their Morris bandwagon.
The Columbia Showband from Arklow with their Commer bus. The Cossacks from Ballymena with their Bedford bus
Rock band Elmer Fudd pictured behind their bandwagon. The Editors from Cahir with their unusual bandwagon. Does anyone know what it is?
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